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Guest Designer April 2019

Hello there,

Our Guest Designer for April is Kymona Tracey.  Kymona is a former a2z DT, she is talented and very crafty.  She also has her own Etsy store that sell crafting accessories, you could check it out here.  You can learn more about her at her blog: Kreative Kymona.

Kymona created a set CAS journaling cards, these are perfect to go into any travel album, or art journal and of course onto cards too!  Let’s take a look.



They may look simple but they really do draw your attentions, don’t they?  Thanks so much for taking time and design for us Kymona!

For more info on her project, please visit her blog: Kreative Kymona.

Supplies for Kymona’s project:

Linen White Cardstock
Canon Printer MG7720
Photoshop CC
Bone Folder
3 Way Corner Punch

 

Thanks for visiting a2z today.  Do you know that April’s Challenge is Fun Folds?   Scroll down and get the detail and play along.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking april challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Fun Folds” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 


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Hero Arts One Of A Kind Wishes

Hello there,

Cindy here today to share a ‘fun fold’ card.  I created for you an easel card.  The Easter holiday is on the way and that where’s I drew my inspiration.

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I used the Hero Arts One Of A Kind digi stamp, I picked the Leaf Sprig in Black, resize and modified the color to light grey using my image editor.  Then I rotate, copy, and paste to create a wreath in a 4.25 and 5.5 white space.  Next I resized the One Of A Kind Bird 3 in black and placed it on top of the wreath.  Then I added the sentiment from the same set, printed and colored with pencils.  To add a bit of texture and shine, I used a black glaze pen and traced over the outline of the bird.  But it is not showing up in the photo.  😦

I trimmed down the panel slightly smaller and glue to a creamy yellow panel that is 4 by 5.5 inches in size.  I glued the panel to the folded card front of top fold card base.

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For the banner that is used to catch the flap, I resized the One Of A Kind Bird 2 and duplicated them in a row horizontally.  It is also colored in pencils and mounted in the same color card stock and it is glued on the bottom edge of the inside of the card base.

Have you played our April challenge yet?  Check the details below and join in, looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking april challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Fun Folds” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Design Team News March 2019

Hello everyone,

As you may have noticed Gwendolyn is stepping down from the a2z DT.  It is always hard to say Goodbye, but that’s part of life; and I believe a Goodbye is not forever.  Thank you Gwendolyn for all your contributions to a2z, and for all the beautiful inspirations you’d shared.  And we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!!

And now, please join me and welcome a new DT member, LeeAnn McKinney.


HI, my name is LeeAnn and I am the paper artist for Mimi’s Crafty Abyss. Mimi what my grandbabies call me, and I started paper crafting when my grandson was on the way (started with decor for the nursery). From that decor I quickly moved into making cards, although I had scrap-booked for a few years when my girls were young, I lost the love for it after mom passed away. Finding out I was going to be a Mimi brought that love back, and it exploded.

If I am home, I am in my craftroom, if I am at work, I am thinking of the projects I am going to work on when I get home. One day a week I can bring my crafty fun to work with me, and really enjoy it.


So glad you could join us LeeAnn.  You could also reach LeeAnn at these social outlets:  facebook,  blog (Mimis Crafty Abyss),  instagram,  twitter,  youtube

Stay tuned, come back tomorrow to see LeeAnn’s first solo post here on a2z.

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Welcome Home

Hello everyone,

I actually don’t have any scientific proof on this, but I truly believe the kitchen is the heart of a home.  So for my ‘Welcome Home’ card I chose to use the Kitchen Silhouettes Digi Kit.

 

To create this card, I printed the “background reverse” on white card stock multiple times and trimmed a 4 1/4 by 5 inch panel, then colored it with coloring pencils.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum band and wrapped it around the colored panel.  Adhered the colored panel to a hot pink card base.  From a separate non colored area, I hand cut the uncolored coffee pot and cup, stamped the heart and dots and attached to vellum band with foam adhesive.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   Have you play along yet?

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Seventh Heaven Sun And Moon

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a couple projects  today featuring Hero Arts’ Seventh Heaven Digi Stamp.

 

For my first card, I was inspired by a wall hanging I saw in Mexico when I last traveled there.  It was a half sun and half moon together and I was really intrigued.  And this is what I came up with and it is quite similar to what I saw.

I love how this turned out btw!!  I used my image editor and resize both the sun and moon image, then I copy and paste the moon over the sun image.  First I outlined everything using color glaze pen expect the faces, this I used gold and silver gel pen to outline.  Next I filled in with Copic markers.  Lastly I added gold and silver dots in the triangle areas.  Here’s a couple close up.

 

To finished the card I trim the panel and adhere to black card panel and then use foam adhesive to a pink pattern paper which is glued to a 5 1/2 square card base.  To embellish I added a few star shape sequins.  I just love the colorful mosaic look on this card.

 

For my second card, I took a different approach with just two colors, gold and silver.

After I printed the same image, as on my first card, on white card stock, I darken the outlines with a black archival marker.  Then I painted with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Gold and Pewter (Silver) watercolor ink.  While that dries, I gold heat embossed the sentiment and splattered the same ink on a black card base.  Then I carefully trimmed the sun moon image and adhere to the card front.

Do you spot something different in the sun ray between the two images (card 1 and card 2)?

Yes I doodled and extra line at the end of the curls and make it thicker on card 2.  It not only gives variation to the design, it was easier to hand cut too!   😀

 

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   I hope I’ve inspired you to play along.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Guest Designer March 2019

Hi everyone,

Niki Garcia, one of our former design team members, is our Guest Designer today.  To get to know her more, visit her at her blog: Stampin’HI.

You could also catch her on Instagram.

 

Now let’s see hear from Niki.


Aloha friends! I’m dusting off the ol’ blog to be a guest designer for A2Z Scrapbooking…what an honor!! I’ve missed being on the design team and it was the best excuse to take a break from work and get crafty!

This month’s challenge is Color It In so I decided to use the Hero Arts Color Layering Dragonfly on my card today.


Oh wow, what a lovely card!!  Thank you so very much for Guest Designing for us Niki!!  Go to her blog post for more details.

Here’s the supplies Niki used for her project:

 

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


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Hero Arts Feathers Note

Hello there,

Cindy here today sharing a card created using Hero Art Feathers Digital Cut Files.

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I actually do not have an electronic cutting machine, but I still enjoyed using this Digital kit.  I used an image editor on my computer and arranged the Peacock feather image randomly and printed in light grey on white card stock.  Next I rendered the panel with coloring pencils and trimmed to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card panel.  To darken the the background I use an inking tool and applied a light coat of Milled Lavender.

For the focal image, I printed one of the other feathers in light grey on white card stock three times and hand cut.  Then I heat embossed them with brass embossing powder.  I adhered them onto the colored panel, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished with a white ribbon.

I am quite happy how it turned out.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.  Hope you’d join in the fun.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print

Happy Saturday!!

Cindy here to share another project inspired by this month’s challenge theme:  Mood Board.

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The meringue with cream and strawberry look so yummy, it inspired me to make an ombre color tall cake.

 

The colors of cake layers closely resemble the color scheme in the inspiration photo, I use the foam/cream image from the Coffee Cup Tag set to be the cream in between the cake layers.  And I stamped, watercolored, and hand cut some strawberries for the cake embellishment.

For the background I gold heat embossed the Scribble Bold Print onto a charcoal grey card stock panel.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Cake Love set.

 

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along, scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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Guest Designer Feb 2019

Hi everyone,

Cindy here to introduce February’s Guest Designer, Libby Hickson. She is the current Education & Marketing Manager at Hero Arts. She travels to tradeshows and stores to teach Hero Arts classes, and also manages the Creative Team.  Not only is she creative, her projects are fun and charming.  She was on multiple design teams and her art work has been published as well.  You can catch her on her blog: Libby’s Little Addiction, as well as on Instagram.

 

Now let’s see what Libby had installed for us.

 

 

I’m so excited to be guest designing here at a2z! I was inspired by the mood board to use pinks and greys on my card, and of course use a Valentines theme! I grabbed a couple of my favorites from Hero Arts, the adorable Stealing My Heart stamp set as well as the gorgeous Bursting with Love Bold Prints background. I think a Valentine isn’t quite a Valentines without a little sparkle, so I used Silver Sparkle embossing powder on the background, and added a little touch of Stickles to the heart.

Supplies

CM242 Stealing My Heart
DI485 Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts (E)
CG758 Bursting with Love Bold Prints
PW124 Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
New Hero Arts cardstock in peony and pebble
New Hero Arst precision glue
Glitter cardstock, Copic markers, sequins

 

To see all the details about Libby’s project visit her blog here.

Thank you so much Libby for guest designing for us today!  It was such a pleasure to have you.

 


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Hero Arts You Are My Happy

Hello there,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  I got a couple of Valentine’s cards to share.  This month’s challenge theme is Mood Board.

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There are many beautiful elements to choose from this mood board, but I am most intrigued by the scroll of color swatches on the left top corner.   So I went ahead and created a watercolor panel with vertical stripes of the same colors (at the least very close).

Next I die cut the Floral Heart diagonally, I thought this is more interesting, and then white heat embossed the sentiment.  Instead of using foam adhesive, I die cut two extra time the die cut in red card stock and glued all three layers together to make a thick die cut.  I glued it onto a charcoal grey card base (color of the door in the mood board) and then embellished with sequins.

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My next card is very CAS.  I stamped multiple times the smiley heart from the Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set on heavy weight white card stock, and watercolored them using the same colors as before, and hand cut.  I line them up on a white card base and glue down,  and added a thin stripe of the color swatche.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black, drew a tiny heart inside the ‘o’ of the work ‘love’.  Not sure if you’ve noticed but I score at 1/16 of an inch all around the panel to give a “finished look”.  🙂

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That’s all from me today.  Scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.